I control the pause button
It's been 2 months and 9 days since I last did any blogging.
I took a break because I was feeling pressured to post often and regularly. I could also feel myself succumbing to the seductiveness of the competitive numbers that measure a blog's success: followers, comments, ranking.
My blog is created in the image of my garden. The garden doesn't depend on my constant efforts. I only garden if I want to, choose to. That is why I don't grow anything that needs a regular supply of water or TLC. If I don't garden for a while it just gets overgrown and weedy - nothing that can't be fixed in a few energetic hours.
I wanted to see what would happen if I didn't blog for a while.
Nothing happened, except that I feel refreshed and renewed in my identity as a Slow Blogger.
I want my blogging, like my gardening, to be meditative, calm, evolving, reflective.
I have written about this before, but I think I need regular revision to remember this lesson.